adiwan (adiwan)

  1. @scribus Shooting with a Game Boy Camera is super hard. Because of the 2 bit depth you need to exploit natural strong contrasts. Also the resolution is so bad that you need to have a recognizable big shape in the foreground. Anything in the distance gets fuzzy. In that picture the pond and the trees are unrecognizable.

    about an hour ago from web in context
  2. I had some fun with my Game Boy Camera today. http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/875935

    about 12 hours ago from web in context
  3. @scribus Yeah. I don't know how it has a nickname in Germany. I think it hasn't one. We just call it "Impfung" (vaccination).

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  4. I just took the shot.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  5. Oh wow. I have my first vaccine appointment on Friday.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  6. How much has my brain brainfarted that I thought the bike repair appointment was this week.... It's next month. Argh. I'm glad I checked the mail again.

    about 7 days ago from web
  7. Speaking of Star Wars: I was re-organizing the boxes and could grab one empty box in order to make a little more room in the others. And I managed to do the impossible and made all boxes full.

    about 8 days ago from web
  8. I need more comic short boxes. At least ten. Some of my boxes are about to burst as they cannot fit any more comics. My two Pony boxes are both full. Rick & Morty also bursting. Star Wars... It's a nightmare. The longer the series and the more spinoffs the worse it is to keep them together. At least most of the comics from Image have the courtesy to be comparatively short and not an ongoing madness.

    about 8 days ago from web
  9. @scribus Right at the beginning of the pandemic bike ownership spiked hugely here. I think that the long wait times are a result of the massive demand that roll over the available personnel. The more people using their (old) bikes the higher the probability something needs to be fixed, as in my case. I haven't used my bike for over 14 years because I had a car or I could use the bus and tram for "free" (paid with tuition costs for the uni).

    about 8 days ago from web in context
  10. I'm going to cycle 4km to a bike repair shop and walk back as the bike doesn't fit into my car. The gears don't work that well as the highest gears don't work at all. I had to wait for the appointment for 3 weeks. All the bicycle repair shops are flooded with repair requests. I asked around and the closest bike repair shop (1km) had a waiting time of almost 2 months.

    about 8 days ago from web in context
  11. 29°C outside - 23°C inside. If I hadn't AC I surely had something at or above 30°C.

    about 10 days ago from web
  12. Having AC is a bliss.

    about 10 days ago from web
  13. Forstner bits are awesome. Drilling out a big hole has never been so easy and clean.

    about 10 days ago from web
  14. I binged "Sweet Tooth". It was an OK series. I'm not a fan of fiction that takes place in an apocalypse, less so when it is about a deadly virus. Some characters are very well played but the plot is a bit too thin for my liking at some crucial points as I feel the need to know character motivations. Towards the end of the season a few things cleared up but left me dissatisfied. Also Furries.

    about 12 days ago from web
  15. @tiff >hoers

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  16. @scribus Don't they come here to read brainfarts from three blokes who watched a children's show?...

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  17. @scribus Sure! It'll save me a trip to the dentist. I was watching Adam Savage's Tool Tip and couldn't resist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWxCvMzvxlQ I wanted a vacuform for quite some time but I'm too lazy building one myself or it was too expensive. 130 Eurobucks I can spend for an all-in-one device that looks solidly built (better than I could do).

    about 13 days ago from web in context
  18. Dammit. I got weak and bought a dental vacuum forming machine. I mean I do not intent using it for dental work but I want to use it to vacuform small objects. With it I can copy flat-ish small objects, either as is or I can use that as a mold.

    about 13 days ago from web in context
  19. Amphibia Season 2 ended awesomely and The Owl House Season 2 starts also quite well.

    about 14 days ago from web
  20. The high PC component prices make me imagine that these parts may be so expensive that some eccentric rich people want to wear them as jewelry.

    about 16 days ago from web in context
  21. @scribus Yeah. I'm just imagining how a phone/portable musik player with XLR plugs would look like.

    about 18 days ago from web in context
  22. @scribus Oof. I guess opening the case in order to repair it will probably result in a catastrophy.

    about 18 days ago from web in context
  23. I think "true" wireless earbuds are a scam with some extra steps. They are expensive, their batteries cannot (easily) be replaced, and they are easily lost, and need a bulky case to charge the earbuds that also adds its failure points and inconveniences to the mix (easy to be lost, battery replacement, hinge, contacts for charging...). A cable isn't perfect either but there are some models with replaceable cables, that don't make it all unusable once it eventually breaks. Tangling of the cable is annoying but it is the less bad than all the wireless earbuds will inflict once they start to misbehave or become obsolete. 3.5mm audio jacks are so "dumb" and simple that it's hard for them to fail.

    about 18 days ago from web in context
  24. The Wii U had good games. Most of them got ports (or superior sequels) on the Switch or other systems. At this point there are only a handful of games exclusive to the Wii U like Zombi U, Starfox Zero and Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD. http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/875925

    about 18 days ago from web
  25. @scribus Freakishly Unsatisfying and Nervewrecking

    about 19 days ago from web in context
  26. I guess I waited for a PC upgrade so long that it's better to just wait for the next big thing, like when AMD releases a new CPU socket and supports DDR5.

    about 19 days ago from web in context
  27. Buying cheap PETG filament was a bad idea. It prints but it's really finicky to deal with. That spool warps almost like ABS, which is very untypical from my previous spools. I need to print with a huge brim and very little part-cooling. Also I got a clog in the nozzle. It is advertised with terms like "high bed adhesion" and "no clogging" and "premium quality". I estimate that with all the printing problems this spool will do to me I paid more than with my usual stuff.

    about 20 days ago from web
  28. Man. I really miss sleep.

    about a month ago from web
  29. The first episodes of the Clone Wars series are rough compared to the Bad Batch. I could see raw and barely interpolated texels on some models.

    about a month ago from web
  30. @scribus There is a MLP series currently running called "Pony Life". It's the mane six in an Equestria with modern technology. The episodes are all 5 minutes long and the series' style is Teen-Titans-Go-ish. The story substance is very shallow as a result of this. Not horrifyingly bad, mostly meh.
    BTW: There is a G5 movie announced that will be released on Netflix. There are some character designs and screen shots released.

    about a month ago from web in context